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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:29

Acer shows its 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet

Written by Slobodan Simic
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AMD inside

In addition to its Android tablets, Acer showed yet another quite interesting tablet at its event in New York City. Unlike the Google-based brethern, this one runs on Windows 7 OS and is powered by AMD's chip, something that certainly raised a lot of attention.

The new 10.1-inch tablet is packed in a 15mm thick case and weighs just under 2.2 pounds (just under 1kg). The rest of the specs are still a mystery as Acer kept this one under wrap, but it is quite easy to guess that we are looking an AMD Ontario-based platform, as 9W TDP is something that tablets would certainly benefit from. Also it is worth to mention that Ontario has DirectX 11 capable graphics and is more than capable for 1080p reproduction.

The rest of the known features includes two 1.3MP cameras (rear and front), integrated WiFi and 3G, and most importantly, a February 2011 ship date, which means that this one will come before the Acer's Tegra-based 10.1-incher.

You can find more here.

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0 #1 loadwick 2010-11-24 16:14
How big is that bezel?!!

You could rest your cup on the side and not obscure any of the screen!
 
 
+27 #2 East17 2010-11-24 16:26
Sold! To me at least. I'd buy one in 1 sec without even considering a Tegra based tablet.

Can't wait to see the price !
 
 
0 #3 yourma2000 2010-11-24 19:40
I'd prefer less bezel and more screen, it's just adding more unwanted space and weight
 
 
-2 #4 Dracusis 2010-11-24 21:37
I still dread the thought of using Win 7 without a mouse and keyboard.

The OS was never intended for this use.

Try to picture any day-to-day task you currently do on Windows and how awkward that'll be with a finger sized mouse on a screen roughly a quarter of the size you're currently viewing.

The idea of desktop power & flexibility in tablet form is seductive but hardly practical. Android or dare I say Apple have better solutions for this a the moment. In order for windows to work on a tablet it needs a completely new shell and UI designed for that form factor.
 
 
0 #5 yourma2000 2010-11-24 23:10
Well it does have the on screen keyboard for touchscreen, I'm just wondering if manufacturers could include a hotkey on the side of the tablet to activate the program
 
 
-5 #6 Fud_u 2010-11-25 04:04
No color e-ink type of screen. I'll pass. Adam Ink is progressing quite nicely.
 
 
+5 #7 guideX 2010-11-25 09:33
Quoting yourma2000:
I'd prefer less bezel and more screen, it's just adding more unwanted space and weight



I'd prefer if the world was a better place.
This is Acer buddy, this will be pretty cheap whilst also being just as usable as every other product on the market.
 
 
+2 #8 The_Countess 2010-11-25 13:33
Quoting yourma2000:
I'd prefer less bezel and more screen, it's just adding more unwanted space and weight


yes because everybody knows bezels are made of lead and can, by their very definition, not have any useful hardware underneath them.
 
 
-2 #9 DJDestiny 2010-11-25 21:14
Quoting yourma2000:
Well it does have the on screen keyboard for touchscreen, I'm just wondering if manufacturers could include a hotkey on the side of the tablet to activate the program

I would love a ... 15th AMD product i ever used .
Hotkey ? No dude , i use a touchscreen and you only need to tap in a text box and tap on the corner you pre assign the keyboard , and god , it is BIG .
 

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